Total Cost Of Occupancy
Total Cost of Occupancy (TCO) is an incredibly important aspect in weighing your options. More important is comparing multiple proposals from multiple operators in a true "apples to apples" comparison. One operator might quote an "all-in" cost per kW that does not include hidden fees while another breaks the cost down to power, space, cooling charges, mechanical uplift factors, and connectivity costs. We can help level your options, so you understand your true TCO.
There's much to consider when navigating your TCO. Here are a few avenues that we take when evaluating:
Space: Users will rent and pay on space based on total kW capacity, as rent attributed to data center space is typically structured per kW.
Power: Pass through electric cost based on actual metered usage.
Cooling:Power usage effectiveness (PUE) is a ratio that describes how efficiently a computer data center uses energy; specifically, how much energy is used by the computing equipment (in contrast to cooling and other overhead).
Taxes:Taxes imposed by the municipalities, such as rental tax.
Network:Any fees attributed to network connections.
Non-Recurring Cost:Up-front capital costs, commonly referred to as non-recurring costs (NRC’s) such as cabinet installation and grounding, in-rack PDU installation, ladder rack installation, and starline bus-taps.
Tax Incentives:The capital investment requirements for a data center project can qualify for benefits range from $25 million to $50 million (depending on the state). If the requirements are met, an exemption on transaction privilege tax and use tax can be offered at the state, county and local levels for equipment purchases.
Capital Expenditures: In some lease formats, tenant is responsible for capital expenditures (i.e. equipment, generators, UPS, etc.).